Darin McBride writes "I guess Microsoft made a few, um, misleading statements (purely accidental, I'm sure) which IBM felt it had to respond to. I'm sure MS wasn't throwing around FUD on purpose. Really." Darin's comment is, um, slightly misleading, in that Oracle too is subject for chastisement. But, I'm sure that too was purely accidental, Darin, wasn't it. ;-) <- J O K E.